We missed it

I never thought I would say this, but last week I wish we were still in our house.
I have mentioned in previous posts that we lived close to a RAF base.
traffic lightsplane signOne of the BEST things was that not only would we see The Red Arrows going through their routines in the skies above us, but also The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. It was a privilege to see the only flying Lancaster pass our window, followed by spitfires and hurricanes on their way to some show or special event.
bbmfSuch Flypasts are not just for the Royal Family you know!
The media has been commenting on the centenary of the start of the First World War, but the Lancaster Bomber was responsible for the successful bombings of the Great Dams of Germany in WW2. This classic aircraft is beautiful, and deserves the utmost respect.
lancasterIt was therefore with some sadness (but extreme pleasure) that we heard that the Canadians have finally got their Lancaster in the air, and last week, these two aircraft, so much a part of our history, were flying side by side where we used to live.
AND WE MISSED IT.
bombersPicture courtesy Lincolnshire Echo from Google images.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to We missed it

  1. Ah, the tradeoffs, right? Sometimes blissful, sometimes ‘miss-ful,’ but I’m guessing the scale will tilt in your favor in the end.
    Chin up. Never know what might pass overhead with this patch of sky! 🙂

    • I heard today that sometimes there are classic aircraft in this area too, so that’s something to look forward to. Plus, the Lancaster is coming to an airshow in the vicinity in the next few weeks, so maybe we’ll get to see them both afterall!

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